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Old 02-05-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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ANY advantage to a pulse start ballast?

Is there any advantage at all to pulse start ballasts? I bought dual 175W MH and the vendor suggested to upgrade to the pulse start because I'd have a wider choice of bulbs.

Is this true?TIA[/u]
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:09 PM   #2
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Is there any advantage at all to pulse start ballasts?
Sure is, some bulbs won't light without one
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I understand that. Given the bulb works, any advantages? E.g. lifespan, heat, color quality, etc. TIA.
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Not that I am aware of, to my knowledge it just starts the lamp different. As noted though some lamps (which you might want) requre one.
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I would stick with pulse start as this is what most MH bulbs require to fire and a probe start bulb on a pulse start ballst is going to shorten the lifespan of the bulb.
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